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Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:25 am
by jumpshift
Does anyone here like and enjoy the music of Nik Kershaw? Here in the States he's probably known as a one hit wonder due to his most well known and catchy song "Wouldn't It Be Good" which reached #46 on the U.S. billboard charts back in 1984. But in England he had many other well known songs such as I won't let the sun go down on me, Don Quixote, Human Racing, Wide Boy, and my favorite of his "The Riddle". He's a very underrated new wave artist and his albums Human Racing and The Riddle have very nice songwriting in them. Similar to Howard Jones but even better.

Here's a couple of his very creative videos.

The Riddle

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6mzrypAXduA

Wouldn't It Be Good

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1vNGAR7bOMU

Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:08 pm
by InvisibleMan
found myself listening to Dancing Girls recently, cool 80 synthpop tune. I don't think Nik had much success in US for some reason

Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:14 pm
by MissingPersons
There's another similar singer I shall mention. Belouis Some.




InvisibleMan wrote:found myself listening to Dancing Girls recently, cool 80 synthpop tune. I don't think Nik had much success in US for some reason


Bad luck. His videos didn't get much attention unlike Wang Chung or Howard Jones. I think American success in the 80s was all about MTV videos, no matter the genre you chose. And of course your lyrics should've been in English. That's why a-ha hit #1 with Take On Me, for example.

Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:33 pm
by MarcD

Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:49 pm
by WeLiveSoFastx83
The two OP posted are probably his best. "Nobody Knows" and "Shame on You" are pretty good as well. I've only started warming up to "Dancing Girls" and "Wild Horses".

Re: Any Nik Kershaw Fans?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:43 pm
by MarcD
WeLiveSoFastx83 wrote:The two OP posted are probably his best. "Nobody Knows" and "Shame on You" are pretty good as well. I've only started warming up to "Dancing Girls" and "Wild Horses".


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